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July 31, 2013Press Item
“This Congress has been the worst Congress for federal employees in which I served. The Gentleman who spoke before me said he ran a business. If you treated your employees as we're treating our employees, they would have all quit. They would have all walked out. They would have said that epithets that are used, that ‘bureaucrats’ spit out, as a pejorative term – the people who make this government run.”
July 18, 2013Press Item
“I am pleased that the Senate took the important step today of confirming Tom Perez as our country’s next Secretary of Labor.  As our economic recovery continues, America’s workers will benefit from a Labor Department with the dynamic leadership I know Secretary Perez will bring.
July 17, 2013Press Item
“Mr. Speaker, for civilian defense employees at Pax River Naval Air Station, Webster Field, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Indian Head, all of which I represent – and Mr. Jones, who's on the Floor, represents a substantial number as well in his district – sequestration hit home last week as furloughs began. The same is true for 650,000 civilian defense workers throughout our country.
July 10, 2013Press Item
“Mr. Speaker, beginning this week, literally hundreds of thousands of civilian workers are being furloughed, particularly at the defense installations in Maryland’s Fifth District, across the state, and around the country.
July 8, 2013Press Item
“Starting today, as a result of Congress’s failure to achieve a big and balanced solution to deficits, our national security and military readiness will be weakened as civilian workers are prevented from carrying out their important work because of furloughs. 
June 4, 2013Press Item
“I am disappointed that House Republicans are once again asking Department of Veterans Affairs workers to forgo their annual cost-of-living adjustment for another year.
May 22, 2013Press Item
“I join in congratulating Dan Tangherlini on his nomination to serve as our next Administrator of the General Services Administration.
May 16, 2013Press Item
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Congresswoman Linda Sánchez and 137 House Democrats in urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to confirm Tom Perez as the next Secretary of Labor.
April 17, 2013Press Item
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a wonderful individual who has served our country in government service for many years and spent the last four overseeing our federal workforce as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. I am speaking of my dear friend John Berry, who retired last week as Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
April 12, 2013Press Item
“My good friend, John Berry, in his four years at the helm of the Office of Personnel Management, demonstrated outstanding leadership, much as he did when he served on my staff for ten years and was a principal architect of the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act. 
April 11, 2013Press Item
"We gather this afternoon to pay tribute to a group of Americans whose dedication to public service knew no earthly bounds
February 15, 2013Press Item
“Mr. Speaker, there is not time to debate in the time I have available how we determine federal pay. I was a sponsor of the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act, which [President] George Bush signed back in 1990. I know a little bit about this. But America is confronting a sequestration that will have devastating impact on our economy, on every individual in America and on international confidence in America's ability to manage itself. And what have we spent two days on? A quarter percent cap on cost-of-living adjustment for federal employees. A quarter of a percent.
February 15, 2013Press Item
This week, House Republicans are wasting time and taxpayer dollars on yet another bill that targets middle-class federal employees. Instead of working on a comprehensive plan to prevent sequestration and reduce the deficit in a balanced way, Republicans are continuing their attack on the federal workforce by freezing their pay for the third year in a row.
February 14, 2013Press Item
"What the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act does, that I have pointed out to you was adopted in a bipartisan way, working with the OMB, OPM, and the first Bush Administration.
February 8, 2013Press Item
I am pleased the Obama Administration is proposing to reestablish the principle of pay parity between military personnel and federal civilian employees, which is a recognition of the critical contributions that both groups make to the defense and well being of our nation. 
February 6, 2013Press Item
“I am extremely disappointed that once again Republicans are proposing to delay sequestration by solely targeting middle-class federal employees, rather than working with Democrats on a comprehensive solution to reduce the deficit and replace the sequester. These hard working Americans have already contributed $103 billion towards deficit reduction, yet Republicans continue to single them out and place the burden of deficit reduction solely on their shoulders. From defending our nation to promoting the safety and well-being of Americans, federal workers provide countless services to our country. It is simply unfair and unwise to target America’s public servants after they have already accepted a two-year pay freeze, an increased pension contribution, and a reduction and delay of a cost-of-living-adjustment this year.